Investigation of fiducial marker and soft-tissue image guidance techniques in prostate radiation therapy

Deegan, Timothy G. (2015) Investigation of fiducial marker and soft-tissue image guidance techniques in prostate radiation therapy. Masters by Research by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis examines and compares imaging methods used during the radiotherapy treatment of prostate cancer. The studies found that radiation therapists were able to localise and target the prostate consistently with planar imaging techniques and that the use of small gold markers in the prostate reduced the variation in prostate localisation when using volumetric imaging. It was concluded that larger safety margins are required when using volumetric imaging without gold markers.

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ID Code: 82289
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research by Publication)
Supervisor: Fielding, Andrew & Oloyede, Kunle
Keywords: cone beam computed tomography (CBCT), fiducial markers, image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), interobserver agreement, interobserver variability, method comparison, prostate, radiation therapy
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Chemistry, Physics & Mechanical Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 14 Apr 2015 05:59
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2016 14:02

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